FARHAD MOSHIRI: RESERVOIRS OF MEMORIES

LEIGHTON HOUSE MUSEUM, LONDON
1–31 MAY 2003

Farhad Moshiri’s paintings of monumental jars are impressive containers of desire and memory, and eulogies on the simple pleasures of life. He was born in 1963 in Shiraz, Iran, studied Fine Arts at CalArts in California and moved back to Tehran in 1991. He collects old pottery, and seeks to render the age-old relationship between ceramic form and function through his paintings.

In his first solo show in London, he is presenting an entire series of paintings – variations on the theme of a simple vessel rendered in colours that he associates with particular words, sentences or childhood memories.